“Reading emotional cues, being familiar with the language of emotions, and ‘feeling with’ the other is what empathy is all about,” says Mary Gordon, the founder of the Roots of Empathy classroom program, which has been shown to reduce levels of aggression among schoolchildren. “Parents and teachers have powerful opportunities every day to nurture empathy in children,” says Gordon. “They do this when they interact and speak with others, including the child, in an empathic way.” … [Read more...] about How Parents Can Raise Empathetic Leaders In Trump’s America
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To determine your family’s living expenses, you will have to take into account your annual living expenses and multiply it with a defined number of years. The idea being, the considered amount will last until a period of time when another member of the family is ready to take up the role of being the bread earner. … [Read more...] about Viewpoint | Is life cover of Rs 1 crore enough?
Not necessarily–but we’re entering a new phase of technology where users have to demand transparency, and designers have to build it. As Cliff Kuang pointed out a few months ago here on Co.Design, the old world, where the goal of design was to remove every last bit of friction from an experience, is dead. Today we have to demand friction and truth from the products we use. When I ask my voice assistant how it’s using my data, it should be able to answer truthfully. There should be an easily accessible log where I can see every node of data it records about me–every interaction, every word it hears. If I want to understand why Facebook is serving me a particular news story, I should be able to. I should also be able to turn off Facebook’s algorithmically altered News Feed completely. I shouldn’t need a lawyer or a PhD in computer security to understand the privacy policies behind the tech I use. … [Read more...] about The End Of User-Friendly Design
In response, Keasling invited Martin and three other postdocs–Renninger, Jack Newman, and Kinkead Reiling–to spin out a company. Their first goal: to genetically engineer a yeast cell to produce a chemical called artemisinic acid. Only one plant in the world, Chinese sweet wormwood, produces artemisinic acid, which is the most effective ingredient to cure all forms of malaria. Producing it in vats with bioengineered yeast would make the drug cheaper, and ultimately save lives; indeed, access to the drug could save perhaps 655,000 lives a year in the developing world. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, then already campaigning worldwide to eradicate malaria, became the benefactor. The Gates Foundation granted $42.6 million to the Institute for OneWorld Health, which then partnered with Keasling’s students. Renninger still has the wire statement for the first $3.7 million. It had more zeros than he had ever seen on a check, and it was made out to a mostly … [Read more...] about The Rise And Fall Of The Company That Was Going To Have Us All Using Biofuels
Today, Apple isn’t embracing a fully animated background with iOS 7, but it is lifting the detailed weather screens that were probably the live wallpaper’s greatest hallmark. More importantly, though, Apple is also animating the homepage in a far subtler way: parallax viewing. As the angle of the phone changes in your hand, the image shifts so you can actually look around and under icons. With live wallpapers, Google wanted your desktop to feel alive. With iOS 7’s responsive, parallax home screen, the iPhone just might. … [Read more...] about 5 Ideas Apple Gleefully Stole From Google, Twitter, and Microsoft